What do patrons say they want? “A theatre experience approximating what it used to be like for me.” “To be able to enjoy the show like anyone else.” People with sensory impairments think a good theatregoing experience is one where they feel they have had an equal experience, the same as everyone else. Captioning makes … Read more What motivates them?
Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people are potential theatregoers – we just need to persuade them that our events have something to offer. What patrons say … “I think it’s going to be too expensive.” “I’ve never been before – don’t think I’ll enjoy it.” “The staff don’t know how to communicate properly – … Read more Persuading non-attenders
Who’s it for? The primary target audience for captioning is deaf people. What does ‘deaf’ mean? The term deaf can be used to cover a range of people with a very broad range of hearing levels. Generally they are broken down into 3 groups: Deaf people Hard of hearing people Deafened people Caption users can fall into any one … Read more Target Audience